"Reach out and Read" program was featured on ABC Channel 7 - Spirit of Giving segment. Click here to view ABC Channel 7, December 26, 2013 video and read the accompanying article.
At every "well child" visit at the Will County Community Health Center, doctors give patients a new story book to take home. It's part of a national partnership among physicians called Reach Out And Read. By the time children enter kindergarten, they will have amassed a home library of at least ten books. The goal is to increase access to books in the home for low-income families and to encourage parents to read aloud.
"Reach out and Read" is not a funded program. The Will County Community Health Center relies solely on donations of new books for children. Barnes and Noble is currently holding a book drive for the program. Learn more at Reach Out and Read.